Baby baptismA person may be baptised at any point in their life. Infant baptism is expressly authorised under the thirty-nine articles, but it is perfectly possible to be baptised later in life, and in that case the person who is to be baptised can answer for themselves. In the case of infants, parents and Godparents make promises on behalf of the child.

Where the parents do not reside in the parish and are not on the electoral roll for the parish, it is appropriate for the minister who is to administer the ceremony first to consult with and obtain the approval of the parish in which the parents live.

Baptism is normally administered by a priest, but the ceremony can be performed by a deacon if a priest is not readily available.